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Author Loving, Jerome, 1941- author.

Title Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song / Jerome Loving.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.4 LOV    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  809 LOVING    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  809 LOVING    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Gilmore in the Flesh -- Partners in Crime -- Eastern State Penitentiary -- Marion Federal Prison -- Raised in a Box -- The Prison Movement in the 1970s -- His Own Voice -- State-Raised Convict -- Gilmore in Texas -- The Executioner's Song: Circumstance, Substance, and Reception -- Utah State -- A Light at the End of the Tunnel -- No Paradiso -- In the Belly of the Beast: An Analysis and Autopsy -- Running -- The 60 Minutes Interview -- His Grandmother's Orchard -- Jack's Return.
Summary "Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer's help, Abbott quickly became the literary "it boy" of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott's book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer's true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now distinguished professor Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mailer, Norman -- Friends and associates.
Abbott, Jack Henry, 1944-
Mailer, Norman. Executioner's song.
Abbott, Jack Henry, 1944- In the belly of the beast.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Murderers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781250106995 hardcover
1250106990 hardcover
9781250107008 electronic book
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